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Old House of Tan Ky

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Address: 101 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Hoi An 10000, Vietnam
Description: This beautiful private home, built around an open courtyard and filled...
This beautiful private home, built around an open courtyard and filled with antiques, is over two hundred years old.
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history of a merchant family

The house is a complex of Chinese and Japanese architerture, evidence of the long and complicated history of HoiAn and Tan Ky family. traditional decoration as well as flodd... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The house is a complex of Chinese and Japanese architerture, evidence of the long and complicated history of HoiAn and Tan Ky family. traditional decoration as well as flodd photos of the house and wall marks of flood water level plus the family members telling visitors about the family make the visit in this old house an intriguing experience

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Someone will explain some of the history and features of the house on entering which really helps with appreciating the house as you only see parts of the ground floor. One of the better old houses to visit and use your ticket on. There is also a small shop in the house where you can buy the usual souvenirs.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I was expecting to give up a ticket and wander around, but thats, sadly, not the plan here. The "giude" tells you a little about the place, but to be honest if you read your guidebook you;ll find out more. Once the tour is over (which only takes 5 minutes) the guide will try to sell you some crappy tourist... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Beautiful Building in Old town . Perhaps the best one around . Very nice mother of pearl furniture inside. Seen it and get out

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Sadly a lot of the old houses try to sell you something when you visit, having already paid the 120KVD to get access tickets for up to 5 locations in town, we thought this was a bit of a cheek! However, we learned a lot about the different houses, and this was one of the better restored ones.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

... as they employ a guide, visiting here first will help you to understand all of the other buildings in Hoi An. It is a very ornate house and laid out traditionally with bedroom, temple, courtyard to let in the light, kitchen, sitting area etc. The furniture is all inlaid with mother of pearl & is very ornate, as are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Best visited either early or late, this well preserved old house is a pleasant place for a relaxing linger. However, if you do so, you'll also notice the inconsistent treatment of visitors, how small it is and that they will serve food but only if you ask. To be fair, the family still occupy the house, so it has authenticity... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The house had been in th family for 7 generations (I think!), the tradition of family respect and homage to ancestors is well represented. The structure of Vietnamese houses is follwowed, we particularly liked to internal open atrium with a balcony on three sides on the first floor. Hoi An floods very regularly now and most houses have high water... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We enjoyed the private tour we arranged in Hoi An, including House of Tan Ky. It is beautiful, and historic, but not especially so in either category. I found the marks of recent floods to be eye opening and insightful as to living conditions in modern day Hoi An.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The house is beautiful indeed,it is worse a look,however there is only one room and a small patio to see,I thought there is much more into it as being so famous.

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